It simply wouldn’t be right to visit Shropshire and leave your best friend at home. With miles of footpaths, hills and woodland to explore, your dog will love Shropshire almost as much as you do. Go for a romp at Lyth Hill Countryside Site, the land that inspired Shropshire author Mary Webb, or take your pooch for a mooch around Ironbridge, the UNESCO-listed birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.
Shropshire has Forestry Commission sites, National Trust properties and English Heritage attractions, many of them welcoming to dogs (and their owners). Severn Valley Country Park is another dog-friendly Shropshire destination, as well as the old Racecourse Common in Oswestry, full of open space and delicious nature to sniff.
Plenty of Shropshire cafés and pubs allow diners to bring their dogs – though do phone ahead to check. And when night falls your dog can be as cosy as you, because many Shropshire accommodation providers cheerfully welcome pets. Again, ask in advance to ensure you secure a Shropshire cottage, B&B or hotel with dog-friendly rooms.
Where will you take your dog in Shropshire? Just as excitingly, where will your dog lead you?
Wesley House is a listed fine medieval home right in the heart of Shrewsbury town. Its ancient wood panelling and 16th century beams will transport you to a bygone time, and the cosy log burner beckons you to drift off to sleep and dream of a time when life was simple and cares were few. […]View Details
William Tanner, born in Shropshire in 1839, went to sea and sailed the world, visiting places as far flung as Australia and Chile. Returning as a ship’s captain in 1872, he took his brother Henry into partnership and founded the firm of W. & H. E. Tanner in Shrewsbury. Its cellars were those of the […]View Details
A fabulous range of six self-catering cottages that offer high quality accomodation sleeping from 3 people all the way up to 20!! Situated just 3 1/2 miles from Bridgnorth in the beautiful Shropshire countryside, we are set on a ridge overlooking Chelmarsh Reservoir on one side and The Severn Valley on the other. Route 45 […]View Details
Explore the river above and around Shrewsbury! Hire a Canoe offers high-quality and reliable canoe, kayak and paddle board (SUP) hire on the River Severn. We cater for everyone, including families, couples, friends and corporate days out. Dogs are welcome! Choose from a peaceful 12-mile river trip with free minibus transport, two-hour canoe, kayak or […]View Details
3 Star AA rating Hotel with 59 en-suite bedrooms, Bar & Lounge Menu available daily. Two large function rooms including the iconic Adams Ballroom. The jewel in Shropshire’s crown, Shrewsbury is packed with fascinating history – and at the centre of that is the Lion Hotel, having served the county for over 400 years with […]View Details
Just 20 minutes from Shrewsbury, the three 4/5 Star Gold Awarded stylish holiday cottages, swimming pool and luxury spa are set on a friendly, family-run private farming estate in the heart of the north Shropshire countryside. Burlton Cottages and Spa offers unspoilt peace, tranquillity and escapism; it’s the perfect rural retreat at any time of […]View Details
Welcome to Shrewsbury’s newest cafe & function room, set in the beautiful surroundings of the famous Shrewsbury Cathedral, overlooking town walls. A brand new concept introducing freshly prepared food on-site in our bespoke kitchen. COVID-19: Opening days until further notice will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 am till 3 pm.View Details
Pen-y-Dyffryn Hotel offers relaxing and high quality hotel short breaks. That’s all we do – no weddings, conferences or anything else to distract you. The hotel’s countryside setting and soothing ambience guarantee that elusive “away from it all” feeling. Great food, (Two AA Rosettes), luxurious bedrooms and personal service are a given. For that extra […]View Details
3 Luxury holiday lets in Shropshire set in the beautiful countryside adjacent to a working farm and vineyard. Sleeping up to 17 – our barns are the perfect family and dog friendly base for exploring Shropshire. Completed to a high standard with all mod cons, including the luxury of a 7 seater hot tub for […]View Details
Fill your lungs with some great Shropshire fresh air as you explore the paths, cycleways and wheelchair friendly trails at the Green Flag Award winning Severn Valley Country Park. Discover woodlands, the River Severn, heritage sites and geological features. For young visitors there’s pre-bookable Wild Toddler activities as well as pond dipping stations, self-led nature […]View Details
A truly family-run pub; how many pubs are now in the same family after three generations and 99 years! Jane and Peter have taken on this family heirloom from Jane’s mother, Megan Hughes. It is a pub bursting with stories of locals that have been loyal through generations of families. A place where regulars enjoy […]View Details
Set in an 18th-century farmhouse with views across the Shropshire countryside, Old Downton Lodge is just 15 minutes’ drive from Ludlow’s historic town centre and castle. With a beautiful flower-filled courtyard, this guest accommodation offers rooms with wooden beams and flagstone floors. A private modern bathroom with a selection of toiletries is included in each […]View Details
Goetre Retreat Caravan Park is a small, quiet family run park in the heart of beautiful mid Wales. If you’re looking for a peaceful, relaxing destination to relax and unwind – look no further! We’re located on the banks of the River Mule, half way between the pretty villages of Abermule and Kerry, whilst Newtown […]View Details
This cute cottage and the neighbouring properties were part of a successful conversion of an old bakery, it has an open plan style lounge/ dining room with solid french oak flooring , guest cloaks/ WC and fitted breakfast kitchen with a range of integrated appliances including fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and oven & hob. […]View Details
If you’re looking for caravan sites open all year, Morris Leisure has called upon decades of experience of running high-quality parks to ensure that Ludlow Touring Park offers caravan and motorhome owners five-star luxury all year round. This five star Ludlow caravan site has 115 luxury pitches and a full range of high-class facilities, including […]View Details